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Quinta Scott

Fine Art Photographs

Columbia River Gorge
Below Bonneville Dam
Volcanic Plug
Multinomah Falls
Below Vista House

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The Columbia River runs through desert and into the lush Mediterranean climate of northern Oregon. In the 1930s the Army Corps of Engineers built the Bonneville Dam and added to it in subsequent decades. When the engineers realized that the dam blocked sturgeon and salmon from migrating to their spawning grounds, they added a fish ladder. Lewis and Clark named the Volcanic Plug below the dam, Beaton Rock. The name evolved into Beacon Rock. Multinomah Falls falls 620 feet over two levels of Basalt cliffs. A small stream meanders through a wetland 733 feet below Vista House, build as an observatory in 1918.